Community News Update

8 March 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor and Councillor Lisa Lake Wentworthville Ward

This week on March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day and the theme for this year is “Break the Bias”. Let’s enjoy the day together by renewing our commitment to women’s equality and a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.

At Cumberland Council I’m proud to be part of a team of Councillors that includes a record number of women from diverse backgrounds. I am hopeful that our work will encourage other women and girls to stand for leadership roles in our community. Together, we can all play a part in helping to build a world where difference is valued for the strength it brings.

From left to right: Councillor Ola Hamed Granville Ward, Councillor Diane Colman Greystanes Ward, Councillor Sabrin Farooqui Regents Park Ward, Councillor Helen Hughes Regents Park Ward

Our thoughts are with all those being affected by the unprecedented flooding across NSW and Queensland and acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the SES teams and other emergency personnel and volunteers who are working overtime to assist those in need.

We have been here before and being a generous community, we have always risen to help neighbours and strangers in need. If you are wanting to donate support, the NSW Government is urging everyone to take advantage of the established arrangements they have with national non-for-profit GIVIT by visiting People can also make financial donations to the Red Cross flood appeal by visiting

Our hearts also go out to those families in Ukraine that are suffering and are at the brunt of the growing crisis. It’s absolutely harrowing to watch innocent civilians’ lives being overturned. There is a number of charity organisations that you can donate to that are taking action to support Ukraine and provide humanitarian assistance to those impacted by the crisis including Caritas Australia, UNICEF Australia and Save the Children Australia

Mayor Lisa Lake
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ETS Gym Open Week

Free entry and classes
Monday 7 March to Friday 11 March 7am to 4pm
The ETS Gym 2 Montrose Avenue, Merrylands

Try out our Wellness Classes:
HIIT Program (High Intensity Interval Training), Bootcamp, Pilates, Zumba and Women’s only classes. Classes run from 7am to 7pm, bookings are essential. See the instructor when you arrive.

Book a class or for more information visit:

What’s On

Storytime at Libraries

Join us for fun stories and songs for children aged 3 to 5 years.
Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Held from 11am to 11:45am
Auburn Library - Wednesday 9 March
Wentworthville Library - Thursday 10 March
Granville Library - Wednesday 16 March
Merrylands Library - Thursday 17 March

Book now or find out more:

Seniors Festival 2022 Golf Day

Thursday 31 March, 7:30am to 2pm

Play a free day of golf and have lunch on us.
Woodville Golf Course
118 Rawson Road, Guildford

Register now or find out more:

Seniors Festival Talent Show and Morning Teas

Enjoy a free morning tea and see outstanding locals showcase their talents. Special guest performance by Brian Lorenz.

Friday 25 March, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Holroyd Function Centre, Miller Street, Merrylands

Thursday 31 March, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Dooleys, 25 Terrene Street, Regents Park

Book tickets, apply to perform or find out more:

Use Your $500 Vouchers at Council’s Before and After School Care Services

Parents and carers of children enrolled in all primary schools in NSW can now apply for a $500 voucher to be used on Before and After School Care Services.

Eligible families will receive their vouchers in their Service NSW app just like the Dine and Discover program with providers able to quickly scan the QR code on the spot or use the unique voucher code to redeem.

Find your closest Council Before and After School Care Education and Care Service:

Free Legal Services at Berala

Drop in for free legal advice from lawyers from Multicultural Legal Service.

Wednesday 16 March, and every second Wednesday
10am to 12noon. Cost: free, no booking required.

Berala Community Centre 98-104 Woodburn Rd, Berala
Find out more: